Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Mental Health in Tribute to Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade
After last week's shocking news that lauded chef Anthony Bourdain and praised fashion designer Kate Spade took their own lives, many celebrities of taken to social media to mourn the loss and speak about mental health. On Tuesday (June 12), Jada Pinkett Smith posted a tribute to both lost icons and included a personal caption about her own mental health, including frequent thoughts of suicide and eventual "healing."
"One thing I’ve learned in my life over the years is that mental health is something we should practice daily, not just when issues arise," she wrote. "We should take care of our mind and spirit in the same way we do our body. With the suicides of Kate and Anthony it brought up feelings of when I was in such despair and had considered the same demise...often. In the years I spent towards my healing, many moons ago, I realized the mind and heart can be extremely delicate without the foundation of a formidable spirit. What I eat, what I watch on TV, what music I listen to, how I care for my body, my spiritual practice, what people I surround myself with, the amount of stress I allow and so on... either contribute to or deteriorate my mental health."
"Mental health is a daily practice for me," she continued. "It’s a practice of deep self-love. May Kate and Anthony Rest In Peace. Many may not understand... but I do, and this morning I have the deepest gratitude that I pulled through."
Check out the emotional post below.
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